Tokyo - Nissan's nominating committee will discuss potential successors for Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa at a meeting on Monday, after he privately signalled his readiness to resign, a source with knowledge of the matter said.
The resignation of Saikawa, a protege of former chairman Carlos Ghosn, would mark the latest upheaval over governance at the troubled Japanese automaker. The company has struggled to right itself following Ghosn's dramatic arrest and subsequent ouster last year.
It was swept up again in crisis when Saikawa last week admitted to being improperly overpaid and in violation of internal procedures. That admission followed an internal investigation.
Nissan's board is scheduled to meet on Monday. The company, and its relationship with top shareholder Renault, has been damaged following Ghosn's arrest for alleged financial misconduct in November and subsequent departure.
"The nominating committee will also meet today and discuss the selection of successor and the timing of the resignation," the source said, requesting anonymity because the information has not been made public.